|Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes - TED.com|
Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; demo; entertainment; 2005
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|Hans Rosling on global population growth - TED.com|
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; demo; global issues; poverty; prediction; presentation; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Roy Gould and Curtis Wong preview the WorldWide Telescope - TED.com|
Educator Roy Gould and researcher Curtis Wong show a sneak preview of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, which compiles images from telescopes and satellites to build a comprehensive, interactive view of our universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; collaboration; demo; education; science; short talk; technology; universe; TED2008; 2008
|Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality - TED.com|
Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their "auras" can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; interface design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop - TED.com|
Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered "walls."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; demo; interface design; short talk; software; technology; 2007
|Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? - TED.com|
Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; demo; interface design; technology; web; TED2010; 2010
|Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall - TED.com|
Kevin Surace suggests we rethink basic construction materials -- such as the familiar wallboard -- to reduce the huge carbon footprint generated by the manufacturing and construction of our buildings. He introduces EcoRock, a clean, recyclable and energy-efficient drywall created by his team at Serious Materials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; business; demo; design; green; invention; technology; 2009
|Torsten Reil builds better animations - TED.com|
Torsten Reil talks about how the study of biology can help make natural-looking animated people -- by building a human from the inside out, with bones, muscles and a nervous system. He spoke at TED in 2003; see his work now in GTA4.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; animals; biomechanics; demo; design; entertainment; gaming; technology; 2003
|Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain - TED.com|
Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity -- thoughts, emotions, pain -- while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; brain; business; demo; medicine; science; short talk; technology; visualizations; TED2008; 2008
|Will Wright makes toys that make worlds - TED.com|
In a friendly, high-speed presentation, Will Wright demos his newest game, Spore, which promises to dazzle users even more than his previous masterpieces.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; demo; design; entertainment; gaming; technology; 2007
|Paul MacCready on nature vs. humans - TED.com|
In 1998, aircraft designer Paul MacCready looks at a planet on which humans have utterly dominated nature, and talks about what we all can do to preserve nature's balance. His contribution: solar planes, superefficient gliders and the electric car.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; demo; design; flight; green; solar; technology; transportation; 1998
|Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth - TED.com|
Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; collaboration; demo; microsoft; photography; short talk; software; technology; visualizations; 2007
|Siegfried Woldhek shows how he found the true face of Leonardo - TED.com|
Mona Lisa is one of the best-known faces on the planet. But would you recognize an image of Leonardo da Vinci? Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek uses some thoughtful image-analysis techniques to find what he believes is the true face of Leonardo.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; demo; design; entertainment; history; short talk; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Hod Lipson builds "self-aware" robots - TED.com|
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; AI; cognitive science; demo; design; evolution; robots; short talk; technology; 2007
|Jakob Trollback rethinks the music video - TED.com|
What would a music video look like if it were directed by the music, purely as an expression of a great song, rather than driven by a filmmaker's concept? Designer Jakob Trollback shares the results of his experiment in the form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; demo; design; entertainment; film; music; short talk; video; visualizations; TED2007; 2007
|Nick Sears demos the Orb - TED.com|
Inventor Nick Sears demos the first generation of the Orb, a rotating persistence-of-vision display that creates glowing 3D images. A short, cool tale of invention.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; entertainment; invention; technology; TED2007; 2007
|Nicholas Negroponte, in 1984, makes 5 predictions - TED.com|
With surprising accuracy, Nicholas Negroponte predicts what will happen with CD-ROMs, web interfaces, service kiosks, the touchscreen interface of the iPhone and his own One Laptop per Child project.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1984; TED; Talks; demo; design; education; entertainment; future; interface design; media; technology; 1984
|Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks - TED.com|
Building sophisticated educational tools out of cheap parts, Johnny Lee demos his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; demo; design; education; entertainment; gaming; hack; short talk; technology; TED2008; 2008
|David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion" - TED.com|
David Hanson's robot faces look and act like yours: They recognize and respond to emotion, and make expressions of their own. Here, an "emotional" live demo of the Einstein robot offers a peek at a future where robots truly mimic humans.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; engineering; entertainment; robots; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Michael Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable - TED.com|
Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it -- inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; demo; design; global issues; invention; technology; water; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology - TED.com|
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q and A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; open-source; technology; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Ze Frank's nerdcore comedy - TED.com|
Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; comedy; community; culture; dance; demo; entertainment; software; web; 2004
|Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home - TED.com|
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASAJPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; demo; exploration; science; software; space; technology; tedx; TEDxSanDiego; 2011
|Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense - TED.com|
This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; interface design; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book - TED.com|
Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with. The book is "Our Choice," Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; demo; design; entertainment; software; technology; 2011
|Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt - TED.com|
Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; engineering; invention; science; technology; urban planning; TEDxDelft; 2012
|Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor - TED.com|
How can a super-thin, three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting, futuristic demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; innovation; magic; physics; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen - TED.com|
Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; demo; design; interface design; technology; 2006
|Tod Machover and Dan Ellsey play new music - TED.com|
Tod Machover of MIT's Media Lab is devoted to extending musical expression to everyone, from virtuosos to amateurs, and in the most diverse forms, from opera to video games. He and composer Dan Ellsey shed light on what's next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; demo; design; entertainment; health care; live music; music; technology; writing; TED2008; 2008
|Dean Kamen previews a new prosthetic arm - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen previews the prosthetic arm he’s developing at the request of the US Department of Defense. His quiet commitment to using technology to solve problems -- while honoring the human spirit -- has never been more clear.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; demo; global issues; health care; invention; peace; prosthetics; science; technology; war; 2007
|Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - TED.com|
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; demo; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; TED2006; 2006
|Theo Jansen creates new creatures - TED.com|
Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move -- and even survive -- on their own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; animals; art; arts; biomechanics; creativity; demo; design; entertainment; short talk; technology; 2007